Such koalas become a gift for those who donated from $ 50.
The boy’s parents said that he was initially upset when he found out about forest fires, and painted animals in Australia in the rain. Owen wanted to help the animals, so together with his family they decided to make clay koalas. At first, they wanted to give them only to friends. But the news about Owen figures quickly spread, so the idea was extended to everyone.
The campaign on GoFundMe has already raised more than 250 thousand dollars. There were so many donations that the family could not cope with the number of necessary figures. They had to suspend their dispatch, but the fundraising campaign itself continues.
Owen’s mother said that the boy likes to sculpt clay crafts, so she happily took up the koalas. It takes 3-4 minutes to make each figure.
Since July 2019, large-scale forest fires have not stopped in Australia. Authorities reported 27 dead people, and scientists from the University of Sydney reported about a billion dead animals.